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Making Art

A few soundbites from the mesmerizing book Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland.  If you consider yourself an artist—any kind of artist—you must read this book.  [Any bold print is my addition.] Artmaking involves skills that can be learned.  The conventional wisdom here is that […]

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Things to Savor

Every once in a while, I like to do a post of all the fun things I’ve seen or experienced recently.  Today is one of those days.  Lucky you. My sister Amy informed me of the spectacular artist Nathan Abels.  His blog minutiae is a conglomeration of all the wonderful things he likes.  I’m going […]

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Susan Enan Home Concert & CD Giveaway

Hello, my gorgeous friends.  Today I give you a peek of our first home concert last Friday evening.  Delicious food.  Yummy libations.  But best of all, warm, happy company listening to Susan Enan’s beautifully heartfelt songs with us.  Such a great event. Pictures always say it better than words.  [Yes, Dan is completely goofing off in […]

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Out of Your Own Heart

Patience, dahlings, patience.  I’ll tell you all about last night’s Susan Enan concert on Tuesday.  I need time to compose my happy thoughts (and pictures). In the meantime, I give you a gift.  Actually, the gift is none of my doing.  It’s one of Mary Oliver’s astute pieces.  Oh, how I love how she puts […]

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Raindrops on the Kitchen Floor

That’s the title of a song on Mason Jennings’ latest CD Minnesota. Confession: Dan and I love Mason.  In fact, we’re hitting up another one of his concerts in December. I’m sending you to The Current (89.3) site to see him in action.  Start with “Raindrops on the Kitchen Floor.” Isn’t he irresistible? In other […]

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